Brother Gearmotors (brother-usa.com/gearmotors), a division of Brother International Corporation that offers a wide range of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmotors and reducers for the packaging, food & beverage and unit handling industries, will showcase several new benefits for customers in North America at PACK EXPO Booth #7020. The company’s presence at PACK EXPO represents its heightened emphasis on North America, and demonstrates the company’s continued commitment to the OEM marketplace.
Gearmotors from Brother are compact in size, energy efficient and sealed for life. Additionally, each model comes with a long-lasting protective paint coating whose electrostatic application assures a consistently tough, chemically-resistant coating designed to withstand especially harsh production environments. Durability and reliability are hallmarks of the Brother product line: all gearmotors carry a high-grade grease standard, which means they are lubricated for the life of the product, helping to eliminate costly downtime for lubrication changes.
At its PACK EXPO booth, Brother will be touting new bore sizes that open up a broader potential customer base for the company’s gearmotors, which are manufactured on state-of-the-art machinery.
In addition, this summer Brother Gearmotors moved into a new world-class manufacturing facility, based in Bartlett, Tennessee. The modernized assembling facility –both ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2001 certified – allows Brother Gearmotors to shrink lead times for customer orders to an estimated three days. On-site technology also makes available a broader product mix to North American customers, including 16 different gear ratios and six voltage options. The facility will be a North American complement to the primary gearmotor factory, which has produced more than 10 million units over its 40-year history.
“Brother Gearmotors’ expanded presence at this year’s PACK EXPO exemplifies our greatly expanded product offerings and service capabilities for customers in North America,” says Matthew Roberson, senior director of Brother Gearmotors. “In doing so, we will further enhance our reputation for providing gearmotors that are durable, reliable and comparably low on energy consumption.”